We’re almost finish! In Leverage: Redemption 1×15 “The Muddy Waters Job” nothing is what it seems and while Maria and Eliot’s relationship stagnates, Harry must face his own decisions in life, everything he lost…and what he can win back. Time for review!
Here we go!
Leverage: Redemption 1×15 “The Muddy Waters Job” is a turning point for Harry. He knew that his past was not the best and it is changing his life. For him… but also for his daughter and even his wife. What if his change leads him to regain everything he lost along the way? But for the moment, while he earns his right to deserve his life back, Harry believes that they are with a good man … although he discovers that they are not.
This man is like the bad guys the team faces every day, he’s like the people they help destroy. And Harry didn’t notice. He believed, he really thought he was good, he believed in him. And he lied on him. He fooled them all. Even Harry’s daughter who admired him much more than her father — something that hurt Harry but he understood.
Harry was earning his right to fight for his family and he let them go thinking that this monster deserved to be with them much more than he did, but when he discovered that he was no better than him, all of that collapsed. He left his daughter and his wife because he believed they deserved better than him … and still does. So he’s not going to let this monster keep fooling them. He doesn’t deserve them.
But in Leverage: Redemption 1×15 “The Muddy Waters Job” nothing is that easy. His daughter may begin to see Harry differently from now on but a marriage doesn’t end just because Harry went astray, if not because of a host of things. Just because Harry is redeeming himself now, looking for a new opportunity, doesn’t mean that he’s going to regain absolutely everything that he lost. There are things in life that you lose and never get back, most things and people, in fact.
It’s naive and unfair on Harry’s part to think that everything will go back to the way it was when he stops being ashamed when he looks in the mirror. Because actually Harry does have that little hope that he didn’t even want to admit to himself. The truth is that Harry felt his old family back as soon as he found out that his daughter’s stepfather was not a good guy. But nothing is that simple.
On the other hand, Harry’s ex-wife disappointed me a lot, of course, she doesn’t have to go back into Harry’s arms just because he decided to give his life a spin but when she decides to stay with such a monster, fix your s*it, girl!
The end of Leverage: Redemption 1×15 “The Muddy Waters Job” leaves us thinking that Harry went back to his old ways but I don’t believe it for a moment. Harry’s change is for his wife and his daughter, yes, but also for him. Now Harry knows what it’s like to use his abilities to do good, he knows what it’s like to savor redemption and to be able to start looking in the mirror without feeling ashamed of himself, so he won’t spoil everything because of his wife’s rejection.
Leverage: Redemption 1×15 “The Muddy Waters Job” is also a litmus test for Eliot and Maria. They move forward in their relationship but, at the same time, the two are stuck. Eliot hates lying to her but feels that he cannot tell her the truth because there is a real possibility that when she finds out everything about him, she will break up with him. And he’s starting to feel something strong for her, too strong to risk losing her.
But Maria can’t go on like this. Being with Eliot makes her happy, it’s fun, new and exciting but she wants more. Maria wants much more with Eliot and she knows that he’s hiding something about his job from her. They can never be more if he lies to her; so a part of her is beginning to rethink if he is worth it, a part of her is giving up.
This is why I love the advice Parker gives Eliot so much. Hardison was the first person to actually see her … and Maria is the first person outside the team to see him, for someone like that is worth the risk. Losing her is a real risk but if he doesn’t tell her the truth he will lose her in the same way, if he confesses everything to her… there’s a possibility that she will stay by his side. Isn’t it worth the risk? And we really hope this goes well. Fingers crossed.
On the other hand, neither Eliot nor Parker want to say goodbye to Sophie but she is convinced that this will be her last job, now she has to redefine her life, learn to live without Nate out of the team but the best-laid plans always end up breaking. Will the same thing happen with what Sophie plans?
As a last note, I have to say that I didn’t understand why Breanna refused to help Harry at first. Yeah, this guy isn’t the type of client they usually help but Harry is asking as a personal favor. He’s part of the family, although she isn’t convinced that it is the right thing to do… I think she should have been by his side from the beginning.